“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” ― Ray Bradbury
To enable the college library provide efficient and effective services to its users, there are rules and regulations to be followed.
- It is compulsory for all users to register with the library.
- Bags briefcases should be kept only in the place provided. The library does not accept any responsibility for them.
- Noise, disturbance or inappropriate behavior is prohibited, including insolence or any form of threatening behavior to the library staff and other library users.
- Users are required to submit their books for inspection when leaving the library.
- GROUP DISCUSSION IS NOT ALLOWED in and around the library. Every discussion must be done outside the library.
- Library users are to leave consulted books on the table. PLEASE DO NOT RESHELVE BOOKS.
- EATING, DRINKING, SMOKING (Including smoking of electronic and herbal cigarettes) is PROHIBITED in THE LIBRARY or outside, near the doorways.
- Mobile phones use is strictly prohibited in the main library. Phones should be set to silent mode in the library building and cannot be used within the study area of the library. Also, CHARGING OF PHONES AND ANY OTHER GADGETS IS AT OWNERS RISK.
- No materials other than official notices from the library management or the school authority may be distributed or posted within the library without the permission of the appropriate library officer/staff.
- Library furniture, fittings or equipment must not be misused or their arrangement altered
- Books that are personally owned by a library patron should be declared to the library officer at the entrance of the library.
- Library users should not attempt to reserve library spaces by leaving personal belongings on the chairs or desk when they have left the building. ANY UNATTENDED BELONGINGS ARE LEFT AT THE OWNERS RISK and users are strongly advised not to leave valuables even if they will be away from the desk for a short time.
- ANY DAMAGE OR DEFACEMENT of Library materials is strictly PROHIBITED and USERS found GUILTY will be subject to disciplinary procedures (such as PAYING for the damaged materials).Library users are asked to report any form of defacement to library staff.
- Government publication and reference books MAY NOT BE TAKEN OUT OF THE LIBRARY.
- Photography is not permitted unless permission is sought-via security staff in the first instance.
NOTE: SILENCE IS GOLDEN. IT SHOULD BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
The library is open to all members of the college community (lectures and students alike) and also opens to alumni of the college. Other users with serious reason for research may also be admitted to use the library for study reference purpose only.
Each reader is registered with the privilege of borrowing.
- All users (staff inclusive) are required to fill registration form and also produce two passport photographs. This will lead to the issuance of a library identification card. The students’ library card is valid for the duration of the course /programme of study.
- Persons who desire to make regular use of the library but are not eligible (visitors) MUST PRESENT a LETTER OF INTRODUCTION from their respective institution or organization or make personal application to the librarian for permission.
• Identify the books you need from the shelves after consulting OPAC (Open Access Catalogues)
• Ensure that the book is in good condition and that none of the pages is missing before taking it to the circulation desk.
• Show your library identification card to the library assistant.
• Ensure that the book is properly charged out:
i. By filling the loan cards from book pocket.
ii. Ensure that the date due slip is stamped correctly to avoid embarrassment at the checkpoints
iii. Ensure that the record of the loan is properly entered in your borrowing slip
iv. Do not allow others to use library identification card.
The maximum number of books permitted for a loan is two (2) books for students and four (4) books for academic or college staff.
The normal duration of loan is two weeks for students and one month for academic staff. Non-academic staffs are allowed only three (3) books to use and return borrowed books.
The dates imprinted on the transaction slip and stamped in the date dues slip inside the book at the time of the loan, is the only notice of due date. However, a notice that a book is overdue for return is sent a week after due date. After which it is assumed that the rate of (N50.00) per book, per day must be paid for the period a book is overdue. Books lost or damage should be reported. All cases of stealing, mutilations or defacing of books will be regarded as serious offences.
Lost but found items are held at the circulation desk. Identifiable items are returned to the owner while all unclaimed items are forwarded to the information desk.
Attempted theft or mutilation of any library materials is a serious offence .It attracts heavy penalty from the management of the library and the college governing Council.
The college has quite a large collection of books and some professional journals, including newspapers. These are grouped into two (2) main categories:
- Circulating: Books in this category can be borrowed by library users
- Non-circulating: These are reference materials. They cannot be borrowed but can only be consulted within the library. Materials in this category include encyclopedia, guides, index, abstracts, maps and manuscripts, students projects work and government publications etc.
The library currently runs KOHA which is an open source integrated library System (ILS). It also doubles as an online retrieval system.
This system is a detailed index to the library’s book collection. It is divided into Author, Title and Subject. The on-line public access (OPAC) catalogue aims at enabling users to search for any material of interest using author, title and subject approach.
Other services in View
An internet research services which is expected to provide full access to electronic databases in support of full academic research.
The classification scheme that is in use in the library is the Library of Congress Classification. This scheme is represented by a set of capital letters and numbers.
The first later in the set indicates one of the 21 major areas of knowledge. These areas include:
|B||Philosophy, psychology and religion|
|C-F||Auxiliary sciences of history: History|
|G||Geography, Anthropology and Recreation|
|M||Music, Books on Music|
|P||Language and Literature|
|Z||Bibliography and Library Science|
The library is under constant watch. Readers would be searched when leaving the library. We therefore seek their cooperation in this regard so that library materials could be safeguarded.